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Sky announces Leeds as new hub creating 400 jobs

The broadcaster Sky has announced Leeds will be the base for its new technology hub creating four hundred skilled jobs.

Work has begun today to prepare three buildings at Leeds Dock for the facility, where new apps and website content will be generated.

In all 1000 employees will move across to the site from their current city centre offices.

Sky say they are creating one of the largest digital communities in the UK and will recruit twenty four graduates and eight apprentices from across the north of England.

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Family and friends gather for the funeral of John Stollery

Mourners are gathering at St Edmund's Church in Walesby, Notts for the funeral of John Stollery.

The church only holds 100 and many more are expected to listen to the service outside.

There will be a guard of honour from veterans of the Parachute Association. Mr Stollery served with 2 Para Regiment before becoming a social worker.

John Stollery was one of 38 victims killed in the attack on June 26.

He had worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for 33 years and had worked with children in care for the last 16 years.

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100,000 passengers expected at Leeds Bradford airport for busiest getaway

Around a hundred thousand passengers will use Leeds Bradford Airport this coming week, one of the busiest travel periods of the year.

Around 100,000 passengers expected at Leeds Bradford airport for busiest travel period Credit: Press Association

Meanwhile tourism bosses say the amount spent by visitors within Yorkshire increased by almost a half over the first three months of this year compared to last.

Council workers to hold silence for Tunisia attack victims

Council workers in Lincolnshire will hold a minute's silence for victims of the Tunisia terror attack today.

Tributes will be paid to 24-year-old Carly Lovett from Gainsborough during a West Lindsey District Council meeting.

As leader of West Lindsey District Council I would like to offer our sincerest condolences to all the families and friends of those who were killed or injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

– Cllr Jeff Summers, leader of the council

Funeral of Tunisia victim John Stollery to take place

The funeral of a retired social worker who was killed in last month's Tunisia terror attack will take place later today.

Credit: Nottinghamshire Council

John Stollery from the Newark area worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for 33 years.

He was among 30 Britons killed when a gunman opened fire on a beach in Sousse.

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